Third candidate files for recount in Va. House election

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Joshua Cole (PHOTO: @jcole4VA)

STAFFORD, Va. — A third Democratic candidate in Virginia’s 2017 House race has joined the quest for a recount, after his district was affected by an incident where 147 voters in Fredericksburg and Stafford received the wrong ballots.

Joshua Cole, who ran in the 28th District, filed his request for a recount on Friday in the Stafford Circuit Court. Cole lost to his opponent by 82 votes.

The 28th and 88th District were most affected by the ballot mix-up. 110 voters were assigned to the 88th that should have been in the 28th, 207 were assigned to the 28th that should have been in the 88th, and 67 were assigned to the 28th that should have been assigned to the 2nd.

The other recount requests come from Democratic candidates in the 40th and 94th Districts, who lost by 106 votes and 10 votes respectively. Those requests were made on Wednesday.

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